Professional Code of Ethics
The codes of ethics of various professional associations have been adopted, as appropriate, as guidelines for PCOM professional degree and graduate students. The American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Pharmaceutical Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy have formulated their codes of ethics to guide members in their professional lives, and the standards are designed to address the health professional’s ethical and professional responsibilities to patients, society, others involved in health care and self. In addition, some academic programs have developed their own codes of ethics and student conduct. The codes of ethics are reproduced in the student handbooks and/or orientation materials of the respective academic programs at the Philadelphia, Georgia and South Georgia campuses.